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Old 02-20-2013, 07:45 PM   #1226
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...And yes. I too am sick of winter.
I think it actually dropped below 60 degrees here today.
BRRRRR!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:10 PM   #1227
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Yea must be freezing
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:32 PM   #1228
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Something seems to be missing from my car today, can't seem to put my finger it...

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Old 02-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #1229
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Somebody stole your wheels bro!

When that happens around here, they usually put your car on cinder blocks. At least they used jack stands.^
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:03 PM   #1230
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Well two jack stands and a log under the rear-end, lol

Something still missing besides wheels...
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:13 PM   #1231
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someone stole your wheels jason?


hmmm...dirt missing? car looks clean haha
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:35 PM   #1232
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now that I lurked other threads...your suspension is missing. Switching to that spring/strut combo now from RCE?
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:38 PM   #1233
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now that I lurked other threads...your suspension is missing. Switching to that spring/strut combo now from RCE?
You creeper!!

Well, I am missing dirt on the car but not these guys, eeeeeK!

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:39 PM   #1234
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Should have put covers on the fronts too...
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:50 PM   #1235
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WIN! so love this combo!
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:10 AM   #1236
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All cleaned up (best as possible) and on their way to another member.

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Old 02-23-2013, 09:12 PM   #1237
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Back to stock for a while and really enjoying it. Took some pictures after a nice wash, what do you think of the ride height?





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Old 02-23-2013, 09:56 PM   #1238
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Not as bad as i would have thought it would be. Your tall tires mask so much. It'll definitely look better with the RCE setup.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:05 PM   #1239
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What made you decide to go to RCE? I only ask because I am trying to decide between that or a coilover setup.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:48 AM   #1240
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What made you decide to go to RCE? I only ask because I am trying to decide between that or a coilover setup.
The reason I went for RCE and taking off the coilovers is because for the money ($1300 range) I feel you can't get a quality ride from coilovers.

Because of the roads around here, the coilovers were such a harsh ride and I felt that driving my car became a chore and unenjoyable. I know if I went with a high quality coilover like a kw-v3's or RCE tarmac 2's I would be much happier but I would need $2700-$2800

What I also found is that when I first bought the coilovers I was happy to be able to adjust the ride height and dampening whenever I wanted. What I actually did was never touch the dampening and never adjusting the ride height because I got the car corner balanced and didn't want to touch it.

Going with RCE became a clear choice because they have put the time in to test different valving and spring combos to get the perfect spring/strut match for our cars. For the money, I felt they were the best choice.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:10 AM   #1241
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The reason I went for RCE and taking off the coilovers is because for the money ($1300 range) I feel you can't get a quality ride from coilovers.

Because of the roads around here, the coilovers were such a harsh ride and I felt that driving my car became a chore and unenjoyable. I know if I went with a high quality coilover like a kw-v3's or RCE tarmac 2's I would be much happier but I would need $2700-$2800

What I also found is that when I first bought the coilovers I was happy to be able to adjust the ride height and dampening whenever I wanted. What I actually did was never touch the dampening and never adjusting the ride height because I got the car corner balanced and didn't want to touch it.

Going with RCE became a clear choice because they have put the time in to test different valving and spring combos to get the perfect spring/strut match for our cars. For the money, I felt they were the best choice.
Overland,

I just wanted to say thank you for providing this feedback. This thread is definitely one the best threads on NASIOC for getting honest and informative reviews/answers for things everyone needs. Not to mention that your write-ups are second to none, and show an expert level of workmanship and attention to detail. Keep up the good work, because I can't wait to see where your build progresses from here.

-Ryan
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:48 AM   #1242
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Hey thanks Ryan, I appreciate the positive feedback!
Hopefully good things to come this year for the car too.

Cheers!

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Old 02-24-2013, 12:01 PM   #1243
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I am also going with RCE's this spring after reading your review in this thread. Super helpful.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:14 PM   #1244
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Mine are sitting in my office right now waiting for the weather to warm up! Great thread and good choice Jason!
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:18 PM   #1245
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What % tints do you have on now?
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:07 PM   #1246
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I am also going with RCE's this spring after reading your review in this thread. Super helpful.
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Mine are sitting in my office right now waiting for the weather to warm up! Great thread and good choice Jason!
Thanks guys, I'm too excited to get them on! I probably won't be waiting until spring as I'm too impatient, lol But in all honestly I was surprised to see how much I don't mind the stock ride height for the moment and with 10" of snow on its way, it's probably a good thing that I'm sitting higher.

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What % tints do you have on now?
Hey Mike, I'm still on 20% all around. Notice something different?
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:50 PM   #1247
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Hey Mike, I'm still on 20% all around. Notice something different?
Nothing changed lol, just the recent pictures looks good. I'm getting my WRX this week and am still debating on doing 20% all around or 35% sides and 20% rear.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:48 PM   #1248
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You creeper!!

Well, I am missing dirt on the car but not these guys, eeeeeK!
yeah he likes to creep...

how's the stock suspension feel? height looks good for stock :P
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:12 PM   #1249
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+1 on the RCE decision. You'll probably beat me to getting them, but that's the choice i settled on when I jump the gun on suspension work. Maybe I have a chance to ride in your car to get a first hand feel before I order them
Ditto on the sti/led mirror retro. It's been on my to-do list for a while but postponed (like many other things) until i get some steady income
... got something of yours I need to give back to you!
hopefully i'll see you around!
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:11 PM   #1250
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yeah he likes to creep...

how's the stock suspension feel? height looks good for stock :P
I spent the day driving around in the snow with the stock setup and to be honest, it's completely better than the past two winters on coilovers. The softer ride took the snow so much better and the turning and sliding is so much more predictable. I was shocked when I took the images yesterday about how the ride height looked. I thought going back to stock would look like a monster truck but it was all good, I don't mind it at all.

I'm going to rock stock for the week and add the sway bars sometime before the weekend. I'd like to get a good feel for the difference on the stock setup before I switch the springs/struts.
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